ProjectsPosted by Thomas Tuesday, July 03 2007 03:15:25CHRISTOPH BROICH @ UNISEX
As part of envoy's ongoing extra muros projects, Christoph Broich will have his Lara Wo Bist Du? performance at Unisex @ The Delancey (168 Delancey btw Clinton and Attorney) July 5th. RSVP is required at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lara, wo bist du? (Lara where are you?) is an ongoing project by Christoph Broich, which started in 1993 and which will end once Lara has been found. Lara was the girl in a video piece Christoph Broich created in 1993. When the artist wanted to continue the series devoted to her, he was unable to locate her, and has since been unable to find her.
Lara, wo bist du? became an obsessive series of work in search of Lara. The series consists of five
separate pieces: the actual video piece, a video still light box installation, an inter-active performance documented by polaroids and two sculptures.
For the performance piece, the audience is invited to put on a red wig, a replica of Lara’s hairdo. Much as the prince in Cinderella sliding the glass slipper on a number of women’s feet, Broich continues his quest for Lara by putting a wig on innocent bystanders. As with a lot of Broich’s work, the “shell” of the work remains, in this case polaroids, referencing “wanted” posters that intriguingly document the performance.
find here the pictures of the Antwerp performance
ProjectsPosted by Thomas Tuesday, March 20 2007 11:31:07
Christoph always regarded his shop as a platform, where he found better opportunities to show his creativity than he ever could have had with just doing a défilé in Paris. Everybody who has seen the shop knows that the work of Christoph Broich is not just fashion. Fashion is fun. But Christoph wants to show his whole work. Impossible to present art on a catwalk.
When he opened the shop in may 2001 Christoph was already busy with his next huge project. A few days after the opening he signed the contract for the "Red Fish Factory", a former ready-to-wear manufactory. This shall become an even better platform for his art and for design. The building was in a bad condition and drastic rebuildings were necessary.
The opening of the Red Fish Factory was planned for 2006 (5 years after the shop opening), but the building was not ready. We hope to make the first presentation in 2007.
vitrine on paper
ProjectsPosted by Thomas Sunday, March 18 2007 17:00:58LARA
donderdag 8.9.2005 19.00u - 22.00u tijdens NOCTURNE vitrine 2005CHRISTOPH BROICH SHOP
Art in Progress
BE LARA, BE ART, BE OLD, BE YOUNG, BE PART OF ART
- Searching for Lara
- LARA Casting
- LARA exhibition
- Win Lara's underpants
Searching for Lara: since 1 September, window of Christoph Broich Shop (Steenhouwersvest 28)
Lara Casting: Thursday 8 September 2005 from 7.00 p.m. till 10.00 p.m. during Nocturne, Vitrine 2005CHRISTOPH BROICH SHOP Steenhouwersvest 28
Opening Exhibition: Friday 9 September 2005, 8.00 p.m. Galerie S&S, Gijsselsstraat 60, 2140 Antwerpen (Borgerhout)
Lara Exhibition: 10 September - 8 October
open each Saturday 2.00 p.m. till 6.00 p.m.
Win Lara's Underpants
Art in Progress: BE LARA, BE ART, BE OLD, BE YOUNG, BE PART OF ART
"LARA" is inspired by a video that Christoph made about 12 years ago
this video will be projected at the exhibition: on a lazy day Lara is hanging around at home, knitting, watching TV and cooking tea, red tea!
Now Christoph is searching for Lara:
The shop window says already "LARA wo bist du", which means "Lara where are you? The window will develop with Vitrine 2005
LARA Casting: searching for Lara: the whole evening Polaroid will be taken from
"Lara", finding out the right Lara look. The polaroids will become part of the exhibition
LARA Exhibition: the new exhibits of Christoph Broich are
skins of women in latex and fabric
a table with teapot and underpants in latex and fabric
a figure of Lara in her outfit and showing her underwear
a work made of lots of steel boards with slips sewn on the steel, pressed and printed
a work made of steel boards showing a x-ray vision of Lara's underpants
not at least a work made of Polaroids taken in the shop the evening before
Win Lara's Underpants!
visitors of the opening in the gallery are asked to choose their favourite Lara and make chance to win her underpants